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Shaw Wellness Institute

The Shaw Wellness Institute promotes the holistic development of students and the Colgate community.


The Shaw Wellness Institute is the university's health promotion office. It also houses the Alcohol and Other Drug Services program and the dietitian.

The institute addresses eight different components of wellness: emotional, environmental, intellectual, multicultural, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual. Please view our brochure to find out more information.

Following an eight dimension model, the Wellness Institute features a schedule of events and programs that help Colgate students and staff develop skills to lead healthy, balanced and purposeful lives. By providing information through interesting and creative means, we help develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that become the foundation for a lifetime of healthy behaviors.


View our 2012 - 2013 year end report here.

DAPA Grants

DAPA (Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisors) Grants are intended to support a fun and safe social environment at Colgate. Our committee funds registered events containing alcohol and alcohol-free events. To that end, the grants fund: (1) Substantial food items at registered parties with alcohol during high-risk nights (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights), and (2) food for alcohol-free events during Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. The grants do NOT fund alcohol, drinks, decorations, very small gatherings, or off-campus events.  The grants are reviewed by fellow students.

To apply, fill out this Google form

Shaw Wellness Institute Hours

Visit us in Cutten Hall (campus map)
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays

Wellness Assessment

Looking for a quick wellness assessment that provides an evaluation of your personal wellness? Try the National Wellness Institute's site. There are assessments for college students and adults and an overall score, strengths and areas for improvement are detailed in the report.


Find both on and off campus resources and helpful advice.

Financing Your Next Event

Need funding for a Wellness-related event? We offer co-sponsorship for student and faculty events that promote and encourage well lifestyles on campus!

Meet With the Dietitian

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT Students can schedule an appointment to meet with the dietitian, Ms. Janine Jaquays, here. Appointments are currently unavailable for Colgate staff, faculty, or family members.

TIPS Trainings

This spring the Shaw Wellness Institute Assistant Director for Alcohol and Other Drug Services, Jane Jones, will offer TIPS trainings twice a month. Students can participate in the trainings by registering by phone at extension 228-6403.

TIPS is a skills training program specifically designed for college students. Regardless of your decision to drink or not to drink you are going to be in various situations in which others are drinking. The emphasis of the training is on how to handle those situations in which individuals have misused alcohol. The materials are focused on the unique environment that a college setting presents and how your actions can prevent alcohol-related problems. Your interactions could save someone’s life.

For legal-aged students it will provide you the opportunity to learn how to create a responsible drinking environment should you chose to host an event at which alcohol is served.  The class is a pre-requisite for the campus registration process. 

The training schedule is listed below and trainings require a minimum of three students in order to facilitate the complete scope of learning outcomes. Trainings will be confirmed by email the day before, and if sufficient registration is not met existing registrants will be contacted by email with information about future dates.






TIPS Training

Olin Hall - 301



TIPS Training

Olin Hall - 301



TIPS Training

Olin Hall - 301



TIPS Training

Olin Hall - 301



TIPS Training

Olin Hall - 301



TIPS Training

Olin Hall - 301



TIPS Training

Olin Hall - 301



TIPS Training

Olin Hall - 301


Bystander Intervention

We have finalized our calendar of monthly informational meetings for Colgate's Sexual Assault Bystander Intervention program. We will provide updates and feedback on the development of the program, including numbers and groups trained, reports from subcommittees and new ideas about how to sustain the impact of Bystander Intervention on our campus.

Please join us at 4:15-5:30 pm at the ALANA Student Center Multipurpose Room on the first Thursday of every month beginning Thursday, Feb 5. 

For more information, questions, or comments, please email us at

Future meeting times/dates:
March 5, 2015 4:15-5:30 pm at the ALANA Student Center Multipurpose Room
April 2, 2015 4:15-5:30 pm at the ALANA Student Center Multipurpose Room

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is the Shaw Wellness Institute located?

We are located in the bottom of Cutten Hall, between Huntington Gym and Whitnall Field.

Can I make health appointments at the Wellness Institute?

No, Student Health Services is located at 150 Broad St. (Route 12B), between Reid Athletic Center and Community Memorial Hospital. For appointments, call 315-228-7750.

What does the Shaw Wellness Institute do?

We provide health promotion services to students, faculty, and staff in order to foster healthy and balanced lifestyles.

What do you offer?

We offer on-demand programming for clubs and organizations, as well as nutrition appointments, monthly brown bags, stress reduction programs, and more.

What is the Institute's role in sexual health on campus?

The Institute is a critical member of the Sexual Climate Advisory Committee (SCAC) which promotes a positive, inclusive community where students, faculty, and staff develop, coordinate, and evaluate initiatives across the individual, environmental, and system levels. Sexual climate issues at Colgate include those of health, pleasure, intimacy, relationships, the prevention and response to sexual violence, and community building.

Whether you attend a lecture by a renowned bystander prevention expert, the Yes Means Yes 1.0 and 2.0 positive sexuality seminars, or participate in our many small group conversations, we hope that Colgate's sexual climate initiatives will provide the tools you need to construct your ideal college experience.

What is the Institute's role in alcohol and other drugs on campus?

The Institute is a critical member of the Alcohol and Other Drug Advisory Committee that coordinates a representative group of key stakeholders to serve in an oversight and advisory capacity on issues related to alcohol and other drugs. The ADAC will identify issues and concerns and make recommendations to advance strategic goals. Using the PDSA approach (Plan, Do, Study, Act), the ADAC implements effective multi-pronged alcohol strategies, as measured by reduction in drinks per week, BAC average, off-campus violations, and reported blackouts and regret from alcohol abuse.

Can I check out books from your library?

Yes! We have a wide selection of books, DVDs and CD on everything from yoga to nutrition to men's health.

Contact Us

Thad Mantaro, M.S.
Director, Shaw Wellness Institute

Jane Jones, MA
Assistant Director for Alcohol and Other Drug services

Shannon Hanby, M.P.H.
Program Coordinator

Laura Pasquith/Tasha Kane
Office Assistants

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